**UPDATED AT BOTTOM**
I've had so much fun combining two of my favorite things to create this distressed bunny marquee. Those two things are a wonderful design from SVGCuts and digging into my stash of Tim Holtz supplies!
The Bunny Marquee Sign is from SVGCuts Happy Easter kit and I was eager to make it as I love having seasonal marquee signs around the house. I actually already have a very Spring-ish Heidi Swapp butterfly marquee done in pastel colors, so I wanted to go another way with this project.
I've had this sheet of wonderful Tim Holtz Easter paper in my supply for years! It was time to do something fun with it. I build the base of the bunny with a dark chocolate brown cardstock and actually then hand cut the bunny paper panel because if I cut it at the angle that my Cricut would allow, the bunny art would have been on a diagonal. I could have used my 24" Cricut mat and adjusted it for that, but it was such an easy manual cut, I just traced the cutout of the back panel and used my scissors.
You might wonder why I went multicolored with the bulb caps. I have a few reasons and actually, this is still kind of a work in progress. I alternated the pink and mint bulb caps on my butterfly marquee, and really loved the effect. However, this left me with 12 of each color for this project. It actually works pretty well with the bunny paper I used and I think it looks nice when lit.
BUT...I have a vision to make this even better and I just need to get to the craft store and buy some clear faceted bulb caps to finish this off. As I mentioned, I love using Tim Holtz distress products and I really think this project would look so cool with some vintage looking mercury glass bulbs. I experimented with some alcohol ink and clear bulb caps and came up with this altered bulb:
I LOVE how it came out! I think I will love it even more if I can do this to a faceted bulb where the alcohol ink will get into all the nooks and crannies! Here was my experiment with the distressed bulb on the lit bunny.
Thanks for stopping by and as always, I'd love to hear what you think!
I forgot to update with the final version. Here's my bunny with the distressed bulbs - I think I love it!